Companies that want real-time data for analytics but prefer a cloud native or hybrid cloud infrastructure strategy have a new option from MemSQL.
The data warehousing startup plans to announce Wednesday that it has elevated the cloud version of its flagship product from beta to general availability. MemSQL Cloud customers will be able to run the database on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, with support for Google Cloud Platform coming later.
A data warehouse is basically the same thing as a database, but it is tweaked for analytical applications in which data needs to be stored and accessed quickly. MemSQL’s pitch for this market is that it can offer a multicloud data warehouse option — at a time when more and more companies are instituting hybrid and multicloud policies — that’s more flexible than traditional database companies and more portable than cloud-native options from AWS or Microsoft.
MemSQL is based in San Francisco but recently opened a Seattle engineering center in the historic Smith Tower. The company has raised $86 million to date as it goes up against the surge in database competition among cloud vendors and more established giants like Oracle and Teradata.